Key achievement

Over 2000 beneficiaries annually

Youth Football Club Rurka Kalan

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The Youth Football Club Rurka Kalan was established in 2000 as a regular football club in the Jalandhar District of Punjab (North India), close to the border with Pakistan. Recognising the lack of opportunities in the region, the club developed into an organisation which not only provides football training, but gives its participants access to opportunities for positive personal development.


In its ‘Social Centres of Excellence’ across the area, YFC Rurka Kalan combines professional football training with vocational training, life skills and health education including HIV/AIDS awareness, counselling and career guidance. The organisation is also involved in promoting democratic and social values. YFC Rurka Kalan’s activities provide opportunities for all young people in the under-served community, but are especially targeted at the highly discriminated and disadvantaged members of the Dalit community. Its girls’ programme offers special training for girls combined with computer literacy courses at the organisation’s headquarters in Rurka Kalan.

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Youth Football Club Rurka Kalan
Gurmangal Dass

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